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F1: Flavio Briatore and Lawrence Stroll to save Lotus F1?

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Khatir Soltani
Each day brings its number of wild rumours. Tuesday, one such rumour from Europe concerns a plan to save the Lotus Formula 1 Team.

It is no secret that the Enstone-based team -- owned by Genii’s Gerard Lopez -- is not in the best financial state. Additionally, the performance of the Lotus E22 has been quite disappointing so far this year.

German magazine Sport Bild wrote Tuesday that Flavio Briatore (who still manages the career of Fernando Alonso) got in touch with teams Red Bull Racing and Mercedes AMG about a possible new home for Alonso.

The magazine added that Briatore is trying to convince Canadian billionaire, Lawrence Stroll, to invest in Lotus.

Briatore would then take Alonso to Lotus in order to revamp the image of the team. Keep in mind that Lotus will have Mercedes-Benz power units starting in 2015.

Lance Stroll, son of Lawrence, has just captured the title of the Italian Formula 4 Championship and seems to be en route to F1.

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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